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What’s New at Alyeska Resort for Winter 2011/12

 

September 23, 2011 (Girdwood, Alaska) – As another beautiful Alaska summer comes to a close,

Alyeska Resort prepares for the upcoming winter ski season scheduled to open on Wednesday,

November 23, 2012 (conditions permitting).

 

The national weather forecasters are calling for back‐to‐back La Niña seasons which could mean a

variety of outcomes for Southcentral Alaska. Last season, also a designated La Niña winter, resulted

in an unusually sunny and cold winter with below average snowfall. However, in many local’s

memories, the La Niña season of 1999/2000 resulted in 818 inches of snowfall, ranking in as one of the

snowiest seasons in the resort’s history.

 

Ready for whatever conditions Mother Nature delivers, the resort continues its focus on great value,

and outstanding customer service for this winter.

 

Mountain highlights for the upcoming winter season:

 

More Gladed Terrain

The inaugural lift‐assisted downhill bike season wraps up on Columbus Day, October 10. For

the first time in the resort’s history, lift‐assisted biking was offered with access to three

chairlifts as well as the scenic aerial tram. The resort’s investment into this growing mountain

sport is part of the organization’s goal of year‐round vitality and economic impact.

 

To develop the new bike trail system, Alyeska Resort trail crew spent a substantial amout of

effort last spring season clearing trees and brush from the Race Trail region of the mountain.

This trail work has resulted in new gladed terrain for more tree runs for intermediate and

above skiers and riders. Tree-skiing terrain is a premium at Alyeska Resort where so much of

the skiable terrain is above tree line. This increase in tree-skiing terrain is a welcome addition

adding diversity to the resort’s 1,400 skiable acres.

 

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator Magazine recently named Seven Glaciers Restaurant at Alyeska Resort one of its

winners of the 2011 Best of Award of Excellence Honor. In its 30th year, the Wine Spectator’s

Restaurant Wine List Awards program has remained the pinnacle of recognition in the finedining

industry. Wine Spectator released the complete list of 2011 award winners on August

31, 2011 a part of its 2011 Dining Guide Issue.

 

A long-time recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, Seven Glaciers’ recent

achievement to the next level represents continued effort by restaurant management and staff

in the areas of customer service, culinary execution and wine selection. The restaurant’s wine

cellar currently holds over 10,000 bottles, representing over 700 selections, with a significantly

upgraded large format and split program. As of 2010, the resort has a dedicated wine director

and sommelier who oversees the wine program across all resort restaurants.

 

Perched atop Mt. Alyeska at 2,300 feet above sea level, Seven Glaciers is well-recognized for its

unique mountain-top location. The restaurant is surrounded by seven hanging glaciers, peaks

of the Chugach mountain range and views of the Turnagain Arm. The restaurant first opened

its doors in 1994 and has continued its tradition of excellence to this date, most recently under

the tutelage of Executive Chef Jason Porter

 

New Chairlift Planning Continues

After reviewing recommendations by experts in the field, the resort is looking to investment in

substantial ground work scheduled to start next summer. The proposed ground work includes

regrading on the runway approach to the base of Chair 6, an area with a high volume of skier

traffic. The changes are designed to improve user access, decrease skier speeds and create a

safer corridor for users. At the same time, ground work will also be addressed near the top of

Chair 1 to create an improved fall line which should positively impact the skiability of existing

runs. In addition, the resort continues to work towards the replacement of Chair 4.

 

Learn-to-Ski & Ride Month

Alyeska Resort is supporting the National Ski Area Associations push to introduce snowsports

to new skiers and snowboarders during the month of January. The Alyeska Mountain

Learning Center features a staff of dedicated instructors in alpine skiing and snowboarding.

 

To encourage new participation, the resort will be offering $99 beginner lesson packages

which includes three days of lessons, rental equipment and lift access. Industry statistics

consistently show that snowsport participants who learn at an early age tend to stay with the

activity throughout their lives. This program is designed for both youth and adult

participants. The Alyeska Mountain Learning Center can be reach at 907-754-2880 during ski

season.

 

Special Packages at The Hotel Alyeska*

Fall and winter ski season specials are available online or through Alyeska Resort Reservations at 800-

880-3880 or 907-754-2111. Listed below are select options, for a complete list, please visit

www.AlyeskaResort.com.

 

Early Bird Savings:

For winter enthusiasts, receive 25% off lodging on ski season reservations made between

September 15 and October 31, 2011.

 

Veuve Clicquot Fall Romance Package from $189 per night:

This favorite romantic getaway package is available during the quiet fall season at an amazing

value. The Fall Romance Package includes one‐night deluxe accommodation, bottle of chilled

Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne, and breakfast for two. Guests can add a 50-minute

Luxurious Couples Massage at The Spa at Alyeska for $230 per couple.

 

Ski Alaska Package from $399 per person:

Package includes four-nights stay at The Hotel Alyeska plus 3-day lift ticket and breakfast

each morning for two adults.

 

* All packages are priced per person based on double occupancy. Subject to availability, taxes and fees. Blackout

dates and other restrictions may apply.

 

Alyeska Resort Winter Event Highlights:

November 23 | Ski Season Opening Day

December 24 | Santa Skis Free Day

December 31 | New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

January 14‐22 | NSAA Safety Awareness Week

February 14‐20 | Alyeska Alpine State Championships

February 24 | North Face Vertical Challenge

March 22‐25 | Chugach Open Big Mountain Comp

April 20 - 22 | Spring Carnival featuring the Taco Bell Slush Cup

May 5‐29 | Weekend Spring Skiing (conditions permitting)

 

About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)

Alyeska Resort is Alaskaʹs premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning

304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens

Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter

excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, and

is home to the northernmost coastal temperate rainforest, part of the Chugach Mountain Range.

Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longestcontinuous

double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan

your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800.880.3880.

 

What’s New at Alyeska Resort for Winter 2011/12

 

September 23, 2011 (Girdwood, Alaska) – As another beautiful Alaska summer comes to a close,

Alyeska Resort prepares for the upcoming winter ski season scheduled to open on Wednesday,

November 23, 2012 (conditions permitting).

 

The national weather forecasters are calling for back‐to‐back La Niña seasons which could mean a

variety of outcomes for Southcentral Alaska. Last season, also a designated La Niña winter, resulted

in an unusually sunny and cold winter with below average snowfall. However, in many local’s

memories, the La Niña season of 1999/2000 resulted in 818 inches of snowfall, ranking in as one of the

snowiest seasons in the resort’s history.

 

Ready for whatever conditions Mother Nature delivers, the resort continues its focus on great value,

and outstanding customer service for this winter.

 

Mountain highlights for the upcoming winter season:

 

More Gladed Terrain

The inaugural lift‐assisted downhill bike season wraps up on Columbus Day, October 10. For

the first time in the resort’s history, lift‐assisted biking was offered with access to three

chairlifts as well as the scenic aerial tram. The resort’s investment into this growing mountain

sport is part of the organization’s goal of year‐round vitality and economic impact.

 

To develop the new bike trail system, Alyeska Resort trail crew spent a substantial amout of

effort last spring season clearing trees and brush from the Race Trail region of the mountain.

This trail work has resulted in new gladed terrain for more tree runs for intermediate and

above skiers and riders. Tree-skiing terrain is a premium at Alyeska Resort where so much of

the skiable terrain is above tree line. This increase in tree-skiing terrain is a welcome addition

adding diversity to the resort’s 1,400 skiable acres.

 

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator Magazine recently named Seven Glaciers Restaurant at Alyeska Resort one of its

winners of the 2011 Best of Award of Excellence Honor. In its 30th year, the Wine Spectator’s

Restaurant Wine List Awards program has remained the pinnacle of recognition in the finedining

industry. Wine Spectator released the complete list of 2011 award winners on August

31, 2011 a part of its 2011 Dining Guide Issue.

 

A long-time recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, Seven Glaciers’ recent

achievement to the next level represents continued effort by restaurant management and staff

in the areas of customer service, culinary execution and wine selection. The restaurant’s wine

cellar currently holds over 10,000 bottles, representing over 700 selections, with a significantly

upgraded large format and split program. As of 2010, the resort has a dedicated wine director

and sommelier who oversees the wine program across all resort restaurants.

 

Perched atop Mt. Alyeska at 2,300 feet above sea level, Seven Glaciers is well-recognized for its

unique mountain-top location. The restaurant is surrounded by seven hanging glaciers, peaks

of the Chugach mountain range and views of the Turnagain Arm. The restaurant first opened

its doors in 1994 and has continued its tradition of excellence to this date, most recently under

the tutelage of Executive Chef Jason Porter

 

New Chairlift Planning Continues

After reviewing recommendations by experts in the field, the resort is looking to investment in

substantial ground work scheduled to start next summer. The proposed ground work includes

regrading on the runway approach to the base of Chair 6, an area with a high volume of skier

traffic. The changes are designed to improve user access, decrease skier speeds and create a

safer corridor for users. At the same time, ground work will also be addressed near the top of

Chair 1 to create an improved fall line which should positively impact the skiability of existing

runs. In addition, the resort continues to work towards the replacement of Chair 4.

 

Learn-to-Ski & Ride Month

Alyeska Resort is supporting the National Ski Area Associations push to introduce snowsports

to new skiers and snowboarders during the month of January. The Alyeska Mountain

Learning Center features a staff of dedicated instructors in alpine skiing and snowboarding.

 

To encourage new participation, the resort will be offering $99 beginner lesson packages

which includes three days of lessons, rental equipment and lift access. Industry statistics

consistently show that snowsport participants who learn at an early age tend to stay with the

activity throughout their lives. This program is designed for both youth and adult

participants. The Alyeska Mountain Learning Center can be reach at 907-754-2880 during ski

season.

 

Special Packages at The Hotel Alyeska*

Fall and winter ski season specials are available online or through Alyeska Resort Reservations at 800-

880-3880 or 907-754-2111. Listed below are select options, for a complete list, please visit

www.AlyeskaResort.com.

 

Early Bird Savings:

For winter enthusiasts, receive 25% off lodging on ski season reservations made between

September 15 and October 31, 2011.

 

Veuve Clicquot Fall Romance Package from $189 per night:

This favorite romantic getaway package is available during the quiet fall season at an amazing

value. The Fall Romance Package includes one‐night deluxe accommodation, bottle of chilled

Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne, and breakfast for two. Guests can add a 50-minute

Luxurious Couples Massage at The Spa at Alyeska for $230 per couple.

 

Ski Alaska Package from $399 per person:

Package includes four-nights stay at The Hotel Alyeska plus 3-day lift ticket and breakfast

each morning for two adults.

 

* All packages are priced per person based on double occupancy. Subject to availability, taxes and fees. Blackout

dates and other restrictions may apply.

 

Alyeska Resort Winter Event Highlights:

November 23 | Ski Season Opening Day

December 24 | Santa Skis Free Day

December 31 | New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

January 14‐22 | NSAA Safety Awareness Week

February 14‐20 | Alyeska Alpine State Championships

February 24 | North Face Vertical Challenge

March 22‐25 | Chugach Open Big Mountain Comp

April 20 - 22 | Spring Carnival featuring the Taco Bell Slush Cup

May 5‐29 | Weekend Spring Skiing (conditions permitting)

 

About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)

Alyeska Resort is Alaskaʹs premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning

304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens

Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter

excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, and

is home to the northernmost coastal temperate rainforest, part of the Chugach Mountain Range.

Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longestcontinuous

double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan

your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800.880.3880.

 

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